Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat

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Join Melissa and Richard as they offer vibrant, mindful flow classes in the morning. Melissa’s offering are both therapeutic and focus on building strength and flexility. Her classes will be a combination of slow, strong flow with modifications for injuries or sensitivity in the body, finishing with long held prop supported postures (restorative yoga). Learn to listen to body through the marriage of breath and movement as we explore moving through postures with grace and strength. These sessions will intertwine mantra, pranayama, mindful vinyasa flow and finish with restful postures.

In the evenings, Richard and Melissa will offer a combination of Restorative Yoga with Yoga Nidra and meditation or guided Thai Yoga Massage and partner yoga. A restorative yoga practice is one of receiving rest in order for us to build stores of energy. Experience luxuriously long held postures that are supported by props for your body’s needs and complete the practice with an extended yoga nidra which is a meditation that walks you through intention, a body scan, observation of sensations and enables the body to move through the subtly of relaxation in a supportive way.

About Ulpotha
Known as the best yoga retreat center in the world!
'Paradise' is the word guests most often use to describe this unique, mountain-ringed haven in the heart of Sri Lanka. It's a secluded hideaway where you live in elegant simplicity, close to nature, in adobe houses nestling among flowers and trees, swim in a lake half-smothered in tiny water lilies, and eat delicious food lounging on cushions like an emperor.

Ulpotha is a garden and a farm all in one but, with everything done the traditional way, there are no chemicals and no machinery. The bedrooms are little adobe houses in separate clearings among the lush mingling of tropical trees and shrubs, which produce the farm's fruit nuts. The sandy paths are shaded by coconut palms and fringed with brilliant hibisicus and the vegetable plots are bright with sunflowers and marigolds.

It is, above all, a place to relax and find peace and the only rule seems to be that there aren't any rules - unless you count an unwritten rule to treat everything and everyone with gentle respect and tolerance.

Two Weeks, all inclusive: $2940 USD
Early Bird Discount: 10% off through July 2018
**One week retreats also available!

What's Included:
Everything within Ulpotha, from the moment you arrive till the moment you leave, is included in the fee. You are even given a sarong on arrival. If you take the right flight transport to and from the airport is also included. So, once there, you'll only need money for for shopping. For Ulpotha sells the most gorgeous sarongs I've ever seen and there are hand weaving centres not far away and an irresistible shop, called Barefoot, in Colombo which, if you overnight in Colombo before flying home, is ideal for buying presents.

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About Melissa
Melissa, Yoga Alliance ERYT® 500 in Yoga Therapeutics, Yoga Teacher Trainer, and Mindfulness in Schools Educator. Native Texan, Melissa currently lives in Calgary with her 2 sons and leads Retreats in Southeast Asia, Canada, France and the United States.

About Richard
Richard, Yoga Alliance ERYT® 200 in Power Vinyasa Yoga by Frog Lotus Yoga in Massachusetts. Richard's teaching emphasizes our inherent mind/body connection and explores our body’s wholeness in a fun, all levels format. As the founder of the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, The Internal Peace Initiative, his overall mission is to "guide people to inner peace and happiness through movement, mindfulness and meditation”.

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